According to news reports, Iran’s economy is in shambles and is getting closer to a financial collapse. International sanctions have something to do with their problems, but lower sales of oil is the biggest cause.
Iran relies on imports for fuel and food. For some reason they cannot feed their own people. There has been a world-wide recession for several years, and demand for oil is down. They need foreign currency reserves to feed and clothe their people.
The United Nations has imposed economic sanctions on Iran thinking that those sanctions would slow and eventually halt Iran’s march to build nuclear weapons. It sounds good but that’s not the way the world works.
The sanctions are having an effect on the Iranian people. Fuel is short. Food is expensive. Manufactured items are in short supply because of the sanctions against exporting goods to Iran. The Iranian population is being crushed, but the political leadership and military prosper. The sanctions are hurting the people, not enough to slow down their nuclear program.
Iran is suffering about a 24% annual rate of inflation. Normal, everyday commodities have become luxury items. Even chicken is considered in that category. Plus, Iran’s continued support of the criminal Assad Syrian regime is draining the Iranian treasury. Things are so bad that the Iranian government is using Revolutionary Guard troops to keep the people from rioting.
In spite of all this bad news, Iran is still making rapid progress towards the ability to manufacture nuclear weapons. This is their goal, and a few million starving people will not get in the way. If you don’t believe a country is capable of starving its citizens, remember Mao Zedong causing up to forty-five million people to die of starvation because of the inability of communism to feed the Chinese people.
The Obama Administration is irrational about the Iranian situation. Obama is wrong-headed, and going in the wrong direction. Many people credit Obama’s Muslim background as influencing him to keep repeating the failed negotiations route that has failed all Presidents from Jimmy Carter to the present. Negotiations have had no results.
The Iranians will have their nuclear program. Sooner than later, nuclear weapons will proliferate around the world to any and every little Mullah that happens to be running a Muslim country. That means terrorism, and that’s what this is all about.
Obama simply doesn’t get it.